Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
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Section: Application Domains

Inertial navigation

Inertial navigation is a research area related to the determination of 3D attitude and position of a rigid body. Attitude estimation is based on data fusion from accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes. Attitude is used in general to determine the linear acceleration, which needs to be integrated after to calculate the position. More recently, in the Persyval project LOCATE-ME (2014-2015), the team has started exploring Pedestrian navigation algorithms in collaboration with the Tyrex team (Inria -Rhône-Alpes). The goal is to provide guidance to pedestriants, e.g., to first responders after a disaster, or to blind people walking in unfamiliar environments. This tasks is particularly challenging for indoor navigation, where no GPS is available.